Saturday, August 04, 2007


For a few days now, Luke has been complaining of pain when he drinks cold liquids. The pain finally got pretty bad, so Becky took him to the dentist.

Turns out, he had an enormous chip in one of his molars, and the chip decayed into a really bad cavity. The tooth could not be filled and had to be removed.

The dentist removed the tooth (with some pliers, Luke remarked), and all is better now, though he has an enormous hole in his head.

Luckily, it's a baby tooth, so the adult tooth should ultimately drop into place without much long term impact. But the baby tooth shouldn't have come out for another couple years yet, so Luke will have to go back in a couple of weeks to get a spacer put in so that the other teeth don't crowd around into the empty space, messing up his alignment.

Luke seemed a little excited that he could have a "bridge-thing," like Mr. Desi. Maybe they can compare choppers next time we get the families together!

Incidentally, when the Tooth Fairy came, she left him a rare (for us) 50 pence piece! Luke was thrilled!

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